Wrexham go-kart centre awaits green light
July 3, 2012 by Lyndon
Wrexham residents who enjoy life in the fast lane may be able to look forward to a go-kart centre opening in the town, although plans were deferred at a meeting held by the planning committee yesterday, July 2.
Currently, local go-karting enthusiasts have to make the trip into Sandycroft, Deeside, to get their racing fix. This may change if GTX Karting gets approval to commence work on converting a now disused steelworks factory, on the Rhosddu Industrial Estate, into a race track which would boast a flooring area close to 2,000 square metres.
Many Wrexham County Borough Council members are happy to support the proposal, including Lawrence Isted, Head of Community Well-being, who spoke publicly of his support and indicated that he did not believe noise levels would be a problem in the primarily industrial area.
Isted acknowledged, however, that there are nearby residencies and that objections have been received from two residents in relation to noise pollution, and the effect it may have on the value of their homes. It is perhaps for this reason that councillors last night decided a noise assessment will need to be carried out before any decisions are made.
Subject to this assessment concluding favourably for them, GTX Karting will no doubt get to work on the renovation quickly, with heavy work required to convert the vacant industrial building into a safe and suitable venue for leisure. They will also require printing services to spread the word of the centre’s opening, with flyer printing likely to be in particularly heavy usage.
The planning committee will review the proposal once the noise assessment has been completed.